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Pronunciation: su'pra-ven-trik'yu-lar

Definition: Above the ventricles; especially applied to rhythms originating from centers proximal to the ventricles, namely in the atrium, atrioventricular node, or atrioventricular junction, in contrast to rhythms arising in the ventricles themselves.

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